So we are a day off of our normal Friday Baking & Beer edition, but it's been a weird week. With all the snow that hit the East coast, I ended up having to walk to work every day, which caused me to arrive late, thus I stayed late, and therefore I missed important blog deadlines. But no amount of snow or evening meetings in the suburbs of Philadelphia could stop me from baking for you, and, boy, do we have an exciting Beer & Baking to jump into today.
As anyone who has ever done as little as crossed through French air space knows, the thing you miss the most immediately and ferociously about that crazy country shaped like a hexagon is its bread. What is the rest of the world doing wrong that our bread can't be as perfect as France's? It just doesn't make sense - all it is is flour, yeast, water, and salt. You can talk big game about the terroir, but at the end of the day... fllour, yeast, water, and salt! Come on!